And that once in a lifetime came for me too when from Kiel, Germany where I had gone to visit my son who is studying there, we embarked upon the journey of some of the neighbouring Schengen countries. Our first leg of journey was Groningen in Netherlands where I had gone to see a friend after 43 years and have already shared it in one of my earlier posts.
Our next stop was at Paris and obviously the first thing that we had on our programme was seeing the Eiffel Tower. So after dumping our luggage in the hotel on Voltaire Street, we boarded the underground metro train to the nearest station to Eiffel Tower.
As soon as we got out of the train, and we started scaling the stairs to the ground floor, we were swarmed by shops selling souvenirs, mostly of replicas of the Eiffel Tower. But we were in a hurry to see the actual one and without wasting an additional time, we got out looking around who gets to see the Eiffel Tower for the first time.
Sizing the tower is the most favoured type of photo for the tourists - my younger son too joined in
Going towards the Eiffel Tower
Having reached the base of the tower, one is really struck by the voluminous steel structure of the Eiffel Tower. And to my surprise, it was not rusty at all.
Selfie: We all at the base of the Eiffel Tower
In my next posts, I will share photos of Paris as seen from atop the Eiffel Tower. It looks really beautiful.
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